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www.thecncforum.com /cnc-forum/Assembly_Line_Process   (310 words)

  A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Ford installs first moving assembly line
In 1907, Henry Ford announced his goal for the Ford Motor Company: to create "a motor car for the great multitude." At that time, automobiles were expensive, custom-made machines.
Then he divided the labor by breaking the assembly of the Model T into 84 distinct steps.
In 1913, they came together in the first moving assembly line ever used for large-scale manufacturing.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dt13as.html   (525 words)

 Factory Floor: Assembly Line--A Cut Above
The assembly line consists of 12 stations along a 340-foot-long line, which now incorporate many of the bench subassembly activities as part of the final assembly process.
The primary line is a linear system where the chain moving the assembly carriers is synchronous.
The versatile line is used to build a variety of mowers: the 44- and 50-inch-wide mower deck Simplicity Consumer Z models, the 44- and 50-inch-wide mower deck Snap-per fast cut and zero-turn models.
www.mhmonline.com /viewStory.asp?nID=4770&pNum=1&CaH=1   (643 words)

 Transport apparatus for an assembly line - Patent 5012917
To transport the platforms on an assembly line, either the drive forces of the brake motors are applied at the beginning of the assembly line by increasing the power, or the power of the stopping motors at the end of the assembly line is reduced, so that any desired transport velocity can be achieved.
Line 1 is designed to operate in the direction of arrow 62 while line 2 is designed to operate in the direction of arrow 52.
At each end, opposite their respective starting end, assembly lines 1 and 2 have stopping motors 15 which include friction gears 16 that are in contact with platform 8, of the assembly line, which is farthest forward in the transport direction.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5012917.html   (2745 words)

 assembly line - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
assembly line manufacturing technique in which a product is carried by some form of mechanized conveyor among stations at which the various operations necessary to its assembly are performed.
Traditional assembly lines had come under criticism from those concerned with their effects on workers, but industrial robots now perform many of the repetitive tasks.
Assembly: let the revolution begin; a wave of high-tech buries the old assembly line ideas.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-assemb-lin.html   (637 words)

 Assembly Line   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Assembly line: industrial arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers for continuous flow of workpieces in mass-production operations.
An automotive assembly line starts with a bare chassis; components are attached successively as the growing assemblage moves along a conveyor.
A number of different assemblies are on the line simultaneously, but an intricate system of scheduling and control ensures that the appropriate body type and colour, trim, engine, and optional equipment arrive together to make the desired combinations.
www.willamette.edu /%7Efthompso/MgmtCon/Assembly_Line.html   (312 words)

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Death on the modern factory farm assembly line is not as neat and clean as it should be.
The assembly line was not accepted by the workers in England.
Enzymes of a cell are like workers on an assembly line; each is only responsible for a particular step in the assembly process.
www.lycos.com /info/assembly-line--workers.html   (457 words)

 CRG Research Report - Camaro Assembly Process
Side Frame: Large assembly fixtures the length of the body were suspended vertically from a continuously-moving overhead conveyor; these were continuous-loop conveyors, one for the RH side, one for the LH side, across the aisle on both sides of the body framing line.
The individual specifications for the remainder of assembly were "broadcast" to assembly stations throughout the Chevrolet assembly plant and the units were released in proper sequence to the Trim Line.
Another operator on the other side of the line repeated the process with the specified transmission, which was then installed and bolted to the engine; on automatics, an air tool was used to rotate the flexplate, and the converter bolts were driven, followed by the lower cover.
www.camaros.org /assemblyprocess.shtml   (5315 words)

 Assembly line - Wikinfo
Henry Ford installed the World's first moving assembly line in 1913, as one of several innovations intended to cut costs and permitting mass production.
The idea was an adaption of the system used in the meat processing factories of Chicago, and the conveyor belts used in grain mills.
assembly lines, and mass production; the Venice Arsenal apparently produced nearly one ship every day, in what was effectively the world's first factory.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Assembly_line   (1198 words)

 Boeing Now Building 777 on a Moving Assembly Line - Industry Headlines - ASSEMBLY
The company also used a moving line during the final years of the 717 program and is currently using a moving line in Renton, WA, to build the 737.
Assembly mechanics have been involved with planning and designing the new production system and they will be one of the primary beneficiaries of it.
To make its 777 assembly line move, Boeing uses a tug attached to the front landing gear of each airplane to pull it forward.
www.assemblymag.com /CDA/Articles/Industry_Headlines/4234248fc39ce010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0____   (389 words)

 Line Lock Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Purpose: The line lock is designed to hold the brake on during the staged portion of the race to avoid red lights due to rolling or clutch drag.
Operation: The line lock is activated by a throttle switch and released with a clutch switch or the release of the push-button on slider equipped bikes.
It is an air-operated cylinder that applies the rear brake, with electric control to activate and de-activate it.
www.pingelonline.com /line_lock_assembly.htm   (153 words)

 Boeing: Boeing Begins Use of Moving Assembly Line for 777 Jetliners   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For now, the moving assembly line is used only during final assembly positions for the airplane, moving it at a steady pace of 1.6 inches per minute during production.
Assembly mechanics have been involved with planning and designing the new production system and they will be one of the primary beneficiaries of it.
To make its 777 assembly line move during final assembly, Boeing uses a tug that attaches around the front landing gear of the airplane and pulls it forward.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2006/q4/061107b_nr.html   (520 words)

 Æ Aeragon - Ford's Assembly Line
Channel-type assembly lines were used in Venice in the mid-1500s for shipbuilding — outfitting, equipping and rigging ships at a rate of one per hour for the Venetian Navy.
It is known that assembly line techniques were used for the manufacture of bicycles in the United States in the late 1800s.
The idea behind the assembly line was already in use at that time, but it was actually a disassembly line used by large meat packers to process meat.
www.aeragon.com /02/02-04.html   (506 words)

 Moving assembly line speeds up single-aisle production
The Airbus moving line - the first to be implemented in Germany - will cut component lead times by 40 percent from the current nine to five working days, while saving money and ensuring a steady increase of production rates for the single-aisle Family and a constant quality transparency.
In contrast to assembly work in fixed docks, the fuselages will no longer have to be moved onto the next individual workstation by crane.
Airbus is planning to use the moving assembly line for other aircraft families such as the A330 and A340 from next year.
www.airbus.com /en/myairbus/features/features_items/12_7_05_movingline.html   (378 words)

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The basics of the Assembly Line had been established but it would take another five years for the concept to be implemented.
All of this is made possible by creating standardized and interchangeable parts with XML and employing a component management to keep the assembly line moving smoothly and efficiently.
For this cell phone housing assembly line, the RX-60 robot is mounted to the upper mounting plate in the MPP.
www.lycos.com /info/assembly-line--miscellaneous.html   (401 words)

 A fighter on the line - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Assembly line production was feasible back then because aircraft were far less complicated.
In another first, the line will be capable of producing one complete fuselage for any of the three F-35 versions without interruption or reconfiguration of the process.
One obstacle to the wider use of assembly lines has been the expense of retrofitting factories, particularly when they are still churning out airplanes.
www.latimes.com /business/la-fi-fighter14jan14,0,2597323.story?coll=la-home-business   (844 words)

 Jeep Suppliers Get JIT All Over The Assembly Line - Jalopnik   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jeep's newest assembly line in Toledo, the one that's opening today to make the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited, is money when it comes to the JIT.
Tied up in that supply line is millions of dollars of parts that may need to be scrapped or reworked.
If I'm a line manager and wiget A that goes on my assembly is coming down the line cross threded, I can walk the length of the plant and yell at that line manager and bring back some acceptable parts, not call china and shut down the days production.
www.jalopnik.com /cars/news/jeep-suppliers-get-jit-all-over-the-assembly-line-197057.php   (486 words)

 Bottlebrush gym assembly instructions.
Your gym was designed to last for years, and assembly takes just a few minutes.
Next, place the top tray with branch assembly so the threaded rod is sticking out thru the hole drilled in the tray.
Line up the top and bottom seams so they are on the same side, then tighten the trays.
bottlebrushstuff.com /bottlebrush_gym_assembly_instruc.htm   (403 words)

 Assembly Line
The assembly line allowed the workers to stay in one spot.
The bad or unfortunate part about the assembly line was that workers were getting bored from having to do the same job over and over again.
Today everything is made with the help of assembly lines: cars, toys, appliances, etc. Assembly lines may be boring to work along, but they help make things at a much quicker pace and for less money.
library.thinkquest.org /J002039F/assembly_line.htm   (529 words)

 Airbus: Details of Tianjin assembly line likely very soon
The Tianjin plant would be the firm's first aircraft assembly line outside Europe and is expected to play an important role in the battle for the single-aisle jet market.
The final assembly line in Tianjin is most likely to be a copy of the one in Hamburg.
The final assembly line in Hamburg, which has a 2,600-metre runway, not only assembles the aircraft, but is also responsible for painting, cabin interior installation, static and dynamic tests, and final delivery.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /bizchina/2006-10/12/content_706450.htm   (714 words)

 MHAL - The Assembly Line and the $5 Day - Background Reading
After the adoption of the moving assembly line and its division of work into individual, simple tasks took over the industry, the need for skilled labor dropped.
Each worker on the line would do one task, then wait as the line brought the next car, where he would repeat the task.
The assembly line was set to move at that pace.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-17451_18670_18793-53441--,00.html   (1027 words)

 assembly - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ancient Roman Assembly, freedom of assembly, General Assembly of the United Nations, Irish Assembly, legislatures, quotations
Assembly Language, in computer science, a type of low-level computer programming language in which each statement corresponds directly to a single...
Assembly Line, factory arrangement whereby the work in process passes progressively from one operation to the next until the product is assembled.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=assembly   (155 words)

 Henry Ford Changes the World, 1908
Central to Ford's ability to produce an affordable car was the development of the assembly line that increased the efficiency of manufacture and decreased its cost.
Prior to the introduction of the assembly line, cars were individually crafted by teams of skilled workmen - a slow and expensive procedure.
It was then that the idea occurred to me that assembly would be easier, simpler, and faster if we moved the chassis along, beginning at one end of the plant with a frame and adding the axles and the wheels; then moving it past the stockroom, instead of moving the stockroom to the chassis.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /ford.htm   (1938 words)

In addition, workers on assembly lines may be under pressure to complete a task within a certain amount of time.
The most common method of becoming an Assembly Line Worker is to apply directly to employers.
Assembly Line Workers who take courses at technical or night schools may eventually advance to jobs as technicians or skilled trades workers.
www.michigan.gov /som/0,1607,7-192-29940_23422-63084--,00.html   (1343 words)

 Board-Belt Type Assembly Line (Wenling Assembling Equipment Set Co., Ltd.,China (Mainland))
The general assembly line of vehicle door window regulator by hand, the general assembly line of electric window regulator, the simulation test machine, the testing machine of life 3.
The general assembly line of auto chairs, the manipulator automatic welding special machine, the robot welding equipment (robot is import) 4.
The assembly line of starter (rubbed rolling wheel for transporting and polished rod for transporting), the assembly line of piston rod, digital air leakage tester, assembly special machine of piston and piston ring, the assembly and leakage testing line of cylinder cover 8.
rimei.en.alibaba.com /product/50224530/51210430/Conveyer_Equipment/Board_Belt_Type_Assembly_Line.html   (438 words)

 The Demco Wedge Assembly Line Provides an Entire Pallet Conveyor Line
Its purpose is to allow the assembly of an entire pallet conveyor line utilizing standard off-the-shelf machinery and components.
Typically, inline chassis are used for operations on the pallet, while the rotary dial chassis are typically used for operations to the work piece off of the pallet.
It is the perfect chassis for loading and unloading operations on a pallet assembly line.
www.demcoautomation.com /dw_products_assemline.html   (414 words)

 purevolume™ | the assembly line
In the assembly line - he's found a new way to be creative and really express himself.
the assembly line hasn't posted a blog yet.
the assembly line hasn't posted any shows yet.
www.purevolume.com /theassemblyline   (130 words)

 Assembly Line DVD
ASSEMBLY LINE visits the factory floor for an up-close look at how a modern production line functions, and traces the engineering breakthroughs and world events that helped shape it.
Archival footage shows how far we have come from Henry Ford's seminal line, and four generations of assembly line workers reflect on the way their work--and the world--has been changed by the evolution of automated manufacturing methods.
While the basic principles of the assembly line technique have not changed in 100 years, the people and the products that exploit it have.
store.aetv.com /html/product/index.jhtml?id=72383&browseCategoryId=&location=&parentcatid=&subcatid=   (207 words)

 Automatic Assembly Machines & Handling Equipment for Automated Production Lines from TQC
TQC's automatic production line and mechanical handling equipment can be integrated with on-line test equipment for use in any manufacturing industry.
Automatic assembly systems can be supplied into industries including the food, brewery, automotive, consumer and pharmaceutical industries.
If you have a current project that you are already looking at, or you are considering improvements to your production in the near future, call us and we will be happy to offer our professional advice and visit you at your site.
www.assemblyautomation.co.uk /Automated_Prod_Line.htm   (492 words)

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